For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?
Ex 28:3; Ex 31:3–6; Ex 35:31–35; Ex 36:1–2
Dt 8:18; 2 Sa 22:34–35; Ps 18:33–34; Mt 25:15; Ac 7:10; Ro 12:6; 1 Co 12:7–8; 2 Co 3:5; Eph 3:7; Eph 4:7
To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away.
See also 2 Ch 2:13–14; Ro 12:6; 1 Co 7:7; 1 Co 12:4–6; Eph 4:11
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands,
See also Mt 25:16–30; 1 Ti 4:14
whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
See also Ex 35:10; Ex 35:25; 1 Ki 7:40; 1 Ch 9:13; Ps 33:2–3; Ps 137:4–5; 1 Co 10:31
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
See also 1 Co 12:7; 1 Co 14:12; Eph 4:12
Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
See also Mt 21:34; Lk 12:48
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
See also Mt 25:23–30